Selectric Typewriter’s Legacy Endures in the Digital Age

IBM’s Selectric began its life as a typewriter, but ended it as the first computer keyboard. In the interim, the stylish device became a favored tool of great American writers and dominated the desks of U.S. offices for decades. Like the Walkman or the iPhone, the Selectric merged aesthetic design and ease of use so well that it transcended its industrial origins to become a cultural artifact,

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